Title: The Sheikh’s Christmas Fling (Christmas With the Yared Sheikhs, #1)
Author: Leslie North
Publication Date: December 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
It’s the Christmas season in the tiny Kingdom of Maatkare, and the royal family needs a chef. Desperate to prove herself after her first restaurant failed, Ana Rizzo jumps at this chance for redemption and nabs the high-paying, short-term job. The opportunity couldn’t be more perfect. Ana will be able to stretch her culinary skills, earn enough money to open another restaurant, and still be able to give her adopted daughter the attention she needs. Her biggest challenge will be winning over the family’s elderly cook and getting Noel Yared, the middle son, to give her food his stamp of approval. She only cares about Noel’s palate, not his soulful brown eyes, his gorgeous runner’s body, and his amazing kisses. An avid runner herself, Ana pushes herself to keep up with Noel during their daily runs. But she’s finding the biggest challenge is resisting Noel’s charm.
Noel finds Ana endlessly fascinating and incredibly sexy. With a bit of charming persuasion from him, the two begin what they both know is a short-term affair. No rules, no heartache, just great sex and a bit of fun. So when he believes Ana has betrayed his family’s trust, he’s glad his heart wasn’t involved. Glad she’s gone. Glad he’ll never see her again. Until he realizes a couple terrible truths too late: Ana was actually the one who was betrayed, and somehow he’s fallen hard for her. Now he needs a bit of Christmas magic to prove he’s worthy of her love.
About the Leslie North
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
She LOVES reader feedback, and if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to contact her via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sitting Down with Leslie
This promises to make for a hot Christmas, Why this holiday?
Christmas is a very romantic holiday. Winter provides a romantic atmosphere – it’s cold outside so you have to spend time inside near a fireplace, sharing a blanket, sipping wine or cider to keep warm. The snow and fairy lights are magical. We all get a holiday break and people are kinder to strangers.
What would you like your readers to take away from this novel?
I’d like readers to borrow some strength and love from this novel as we head towards the end of 2018. I want my readers to know they can overcome any challenges and that they are strong beautiful women. My protagonist Ana has been hurt badly in the past, she has to make some uncomfortable choices in order to grow and in making those difficult choices she finds new strength and love.
What’s a Sheikh?
A Sheikh is the title of an Arab ruler, it’s like saying ‘His Highness’ or ‘His excellency.’
How much fun did you have writing this?
I enjoy what I do, so writing is always fun!
Hope you’re all keeping warm this chilly day. I also hope you all have a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday for what you may celebrate. May all your wishes come true!